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ABC News/Washington Post Poll: Majority of Americans Support a Path to Citizenship for Undocumented

Americans support a pathway to citizenship for the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States by 57 percent to 39 percent, according to an ABC News/Washington Post poll released Wednesday. continue reading »

Top Republicans Suddenly Back Immigration Reform After Latinos Overwhelmingly Back Obama

When Democrats tried to get the DREAM Act and a path to citizenship for young undocumented immigrants through Congress in 2010, Republicans blocked the immigration reform measure in the Senate. But after a campaign in which GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney staked out harsh anti-immigration positions, and with President Obama winning 75 percent of Latino voters, several key leaders in the Republican party are coming out in favor of immigration reform: continue reading »

Chicago Activist and Single Father Jose G. Herrera Obtains Residency

After being arrested four years ago and subjected to a deportation process, Mexican immigrant Jose G. Herrera became a defender of the rights of the undocumented and on Monday celebrated having obtained U.S. permanent residence. continue reading »

Lawsuit Demands Transparency Between GA Law Enforcement and ICE

This week the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights (GLAHR) and the ACLU of Georgia filed a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The suit seeks public records documenting the effects of Georgia’s increasing involvement in immigration enforcement, continue reading »

AP Memo Clarifies How to Use the Phrase ‘Illegal Immigrant’

In a memo to staffers today, the Associated Press clarified its stance on the term “illegal immigrant.” Tom Kent, deputy managing editor for standards and production, stressed that the AP doesn’t insist on using the term and said, in some cases, it’s not accurate. continue reading »

Community Again Outraged by Immigration Agents Targeting Families Outside Detroit Schools

As a community member I am outraged, and as a mother, I am heartbroken. Those were the words of State Representative Rashida Tlaib after parents called for her to do som continue reading »

Study Reveals Positive and Negative Fiscal Effects of Maryland DREAM Act

A new study of the proposed Maryland DREAM Act from the Maryland Institute for Policy Analysis & Research found it would have both fiscal costs and benefits to Maryland. continue reading »

Princeton Study: New Insights on the Effects of Migration on Child Well-Being

World Leaders Are Called on to Connect These Dots - As world leaders gather in New York for the United Nations General Assembly, women and children are certainly p continue reading »

Carlos Martinez-Aguilar Sentenced to 36 Months for Harboring Undocumented

An illegal alien from Mexico was sentenced Tuesday to 36 months in prison for harboring illegal aliens, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson, Southern District of Texas. continue reading »

Agriculture Industry Harmed by Restrictive State Immigration Laws-70% of Ag Workers are Undocumented

The American agricultural industry is facing billions of dollars in losses due to labor shortages resulting from recent anti-immigrant laws passed in various states around the country. The American farming industry is heavily continue reading »

Undocumented Immigrants Could Add Billions in Tax Revenues at the State Level

New study shows the stakes are high in Arizona, Texas, Florida, and other states; Path to citizenship makes economic sense for states - A new report released by the Center for American Progress shows that providing immigrants pa continue reading »

Immigrants Concerned About Arizona’s “Show Me Your Papers” Law, Moving to Other States

The entry into force of Arizona's "show me your papers" regulation could spur more immigrant families to leave the state even as activists and organizations prepare to fight the measure. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Third South Texas Man Convicted in Case of Enticing a Minor

A south Texas man pleaded guilty Monday to enticing a minor announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson, Southern District of Texas. The investigation was conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) with the assistance of the Pharr Police Department. continue reading »

President Obama Interview With Jose Diaz Balart of Telemundo -On Immigration

This week, President Obama sat down to talk to Telemundo’s Jose Diaz-Balart. They talked about everything from Libya to jobs to Latino families–but the last question was about immigration. In response to a question about how he planned to pursue comprehensive immigration reform during a second term in office, continue reading »

A Look Backward and Forward at Immigration Platforms

Eight years ago, the similarities between the Republican and Democratic platforms on the issue of immigration reform were striking. The 2012 immigration planks for both parties are equally striking, but for the opposite reason. continue reading »

The Consequences of Legalization Versus Mass Deportation

Debates about the economic and fiscal benefits and drawbacks of immigrants typically oversimplify the role that immigrants play in our economy. When one looks more closely, they will find that the impact that immigrants (or any group for that matter) have on the economy is multifaceted and complex. continue reading »

California TRUST Act Awaits Governor’s Signature

The California TRUST Act (AB 1081) has now passed both houses of the state’s legislature and is awaiting Governor Jerry Brown’s signature. Passage of the TRUST Act would be an important step toward mitigating the harmful impact of the Secure Communities Program (S-Comm). Immigrant advocates from across the country are calling on Gov. Brown to sign the bill into law. continue reading »

Architect of Arizona’s SB 1070 Will NOT Be Returning to State Legislature

Republican Russell Pearce, the architect of controversial state law SB1070 and other regulations against undocumented immigration in Arizona, has failed in his attempt to return to the state legislature. Pearce was defeated Tuesday at the polls by businessman Bob Worsley in the primary election to represent District 25 of Mesa for the Republican Party. continue reading »

Border Patrol Agents Find $500,000 Worth of Pot and Arrest 2 Sex Convicted Offenders

U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Del Rio Sector seized more than 600 pounds of marijuana and arrested two convicted sex offenders Monday, in two separate incidents. continue reading »

Workers Arrested in Raid in Ohio May Face Deportation Leaving US Born Children

More than 250 people rallied this week in front of the Summit County Courthouse to protest last week’s raid of area Mariachi Locos restaurants and the arrest of 35 cooks, dishwashers and servers alleged to be in the country illegally. HOLA, a grassroots Hispanic organization from Northeast Ohio, organized the effort to draw attention to the fact many of those facing possible deportation have U.S.-born children. continue reading »